Reliance Communications announces Rs 299 free data plan to take on Jio
RCom(Reliance Communications) has announced a Rs 299 rental plan to take on Jio. The news was given on Twitter by the company. The tweet does not reveal much about the plan except that it would offer unlimited texts, unlimited calls and unlimited data.
This is what it reads," Reliance Mobile introduces the lowest rates ever! Starting at Rs. 299 monthly rental." The move aims to take a direct shot at Jio that has spurred a tariff war by launching cheap data and free calls in the telecom market.
There is also a link to buy the plan. India Today Tech tried to purchase the plan by entering a Reliance number but it failed. Instead a message was flashed reading this," The amount entered is not eligible for this offer. Please dial *129# to check the valid amount for your Reliance Mobile Number." This means that there are chances that this plan is valid only for postpaid users as the number fed by us was a prepaid number.
Reliance Communications is run by Anil Ambani, the younger brother of Mukesh Ambani. The company recently reported a loss of Rs 948 crore for the Q4, 2017, mainly due to the free calls and data provided by Jio.
"The telecom sector in India has been very adversely impacted during 2016-17 by competitive intensity on a scale never witnessed before in the country," RCom had said in a statement.
It further noted that the sector has been "severely impacted" due to the "free offers, disruptive pricing and hypercompetition" indirectly referring to Jio.
Reliance Communications recently also launched a Rs 147 plan data plan that offers 1GB data per day for 28 days. There is also a "Rozana offer" run by the company that provides 1GB data per day along with 30 minutes of talktime per day to any network at Rs 193. Like the Jio sachet packs, the company also a day plan for Rs 25 which will get users 1GB data for a day at Rs 25. For more data usage, users can consider the Rs 786 plan that offers 1GB data per day for 180 days at Rs 786.